6 days in Riverside & Carlsbad Itinerary

6 days in Riverside & Carlsbad Itinerary

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6 days in Riverside & Carlsbad Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
bus:  1​h
1
Riverside
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Explore Riverside's surroundings by going to Oceanside (Mission San Luis Rey & Oceanside Pier) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside National Cemetery, examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum, walk around Mount Rubidoux Park, and learn about all things military at March Field Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Riverside day trip app .

Los Angeles to Riverside is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riverside, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oceanside, Temecula
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Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Riverside National Cemetery ©
Riverside National Cemetery

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and steep yourself in history at Eddy House.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Riverside to Carlsbad. Traveling from Riverside to Carlsbad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park